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Parking in Marstrand
Cars are not permitted on the island of Marstrand, but several large parking lots are available at Koön. The ferry "Lasse-Maja" will transport you the approximately 150 meters from Koön to the island of Marstrand.
Activities for family and friends
Although Marstrand may seem small at first glance, it offers a wealth of activities and entertainment for all ages and interests. Visit www.marstrand.se for detailed information on addresses and opening hours. Below is a selection of all Marstrand has to offer:
Carlsten Fortress dominates the view of Marstrand, where the fort sits on top of the mountain and stretches nearly 100 meters above the sea. The fortress is visited annually by thousands of curious visitors who either join the daily guided tours or look at Fortress Games, which takes place during a week in July every year, where soldiers, peasants, jesters and beggars show up how things were in the days when the fort was newly built.
Activities at Sea
Marstrands Sjötransporter arranges a variety of activities related to the sea, as boat trips, RIB trips, taxiboat service, crayfishing, seal safari and more. MarstrandsKajaker, whose office is located at Koön level with the entrance of Marstrand, rents kayaks and Marstrand Diving Center organizes diving into the water around Marstrand.
Shopping Stores in Marstrand is a wide selection of everything from sailing apparel, boating equipment, women's and men's fashion to home decor and crafts.
Galleries Marstrand houses a number of artists who showcase their creations in their art galleries around the island.
Food & Drink
In Marstrand there is food and drink for everyone's tastes and served in luxurious, well-known restaurants, as well as in small cafes and bars along the quay and the streets leading up towards the fortress. Start your day with a breakfast in one of the island's cafes or bakeries - why not a classic "Sail Breakfast" on Bergs? Finish with garlic au gratin langoustines at the Grand Hotel's restaurant Tenan or enjoy the view from the veranda at Societetshuset or Restaurant Drott.
And of course - in Marstrand you can all find your own favourite rock to sunbathe and swim from!